Maybe it's the showy, gaudy outfits rappers don to show off their individualism. Maybe it's the innate desire of all creative types to out-flash the competition. Either way, (top) hats off to blogger Dave Segal for making Rappers Looking Like Magicians, a new blog whose title says it all. Take a look at a few of our faves.

The Black Eyed Peas' Taboo goes for the Criss Angel look.

Kanye West in his ill-fitting Las Vegas suit phase.

Big Boi takes it retro lounge magician style, while Andre 3000 wears a champagne bucket on his head.

Ludacris will now guess what number you are thinking from 1 to 10.

KRS-One's hands are completely, indisputably empty with absolutely nothing up his sleeves.